reply to post by winofiend
Going Linux is no mistake
I have for a long while and still use Windows, Linux, and OS X (Unix), so I think I am fairly objective.
Outside of gaming and proprietary software for work I would never touch Windows. The other operating systems are superior in ever way. My opinion of
I've just managed to get back into a usable desktop after once again attempting to install AMD drivers to give me proprietary driver support in
ubuntu 13.10. Third time, only this time I spent near an hour tapping on my tablet to find a solution, rather than pull out the old pc and blast an
ISO onto a USB stick so I can at least boot up the thing.
Sure, I could have worked out how to use the internet from a terminal...
But that, along with the constant "System error, do you want to report" that I keep getting which requires me to flush the error logs manually via
sudo rm /var/crash/* and things like not being able to get the default keyring to stop hassling me each and every time I load my browser.. which for
some reason was related to my having set Autologon via install, but had then been turned off in my profile, despite not having to actually log in, so
I re-set it to Auto log in, and then I could change the default keyring password to nothing. which then set my root password. Which made me then reset
my password, but it wouldn't accept the default one I had, and I'm now suck with a complicated password for su, when I don't even care..
Along with having to try to get vmware to work with 3d acceleration (as it does simply under windows) so I can run the occasional windows application
I need to, after trying for ages to get the oracle virtualbox to do the same thing.. not wanting it all on my ssd and preferring to use the vm's I'd
already created on a separate partition, but can you tell virtualbox to use a different location like you can on windows? Ahha.. well.. sure.. edit
xml here, change this there, sudo that over there.. read 500 web pages for mint, kubuntu, ubuntu 10, nothing relating to unity, apt-get install GIVE
ME A BREAK.
And my mouse drivers, forget it.. say hello to a 3 button, 5 button mouse! I can, I suppose, load them in wine. Or the vmware box I did get going.
blat the settings out to the mouse and hope for the best.
For some reason when the AMD drivers fail to load and I'm stuck wondering why the X from decades ago is taunting me, to then see "your display
drivers, input drivers are not configured. You will need to configure them manually" I am left wondering if it's a joke on me or if just installing
something can really break that much. Can't do that on windows. I mean, well you can, but you have to really really try.
I tried to install eclipse and the android sdk. Sadly, I'm using a 64bit ubuntu. Previously, they tell me, there were 32 bit drivers required for the
install of the android sdk, to allow them to run under a 64bit linux os. but that was just temporary. All of the guides and tutorials tell me to
install them. But they dont exist.
I now read that I am to know what driver I am required to use, and install it manually. No simply driver package.
I shouldn't complain, I used to use linux when it was meant to be complicated and I'd laugh at people who wanted it as easy as anything... but
really.. Ubuntu today may be powerful. but out of the box, it's where windows 95 was. And where windows is today, working out of the box with drivers
for everything, no breaking the desktop to install your video card drivers, etc... it's a bit of a shame.
I'm all for learning. I like it when things work. It's a good feeling to build an OS and have it shine.
But when you're sitting here, banging your head because you now have to read 2 dozen forums from people with similar, not not the same, problems, and
you're thinking "Why.. WHY.." then I am at a loss.
ahh what do I know, I just blather nonsense and linux is perfect the problem lies between the keyboard and the chair..
I wish My cries were as simple as "I hate tiles. Win8 sucks."